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A song about the frustrations we have with the disturbing trends of systemic racism and abuse of power exemplified by law enforcement.

lyrics

Hey mister officer, I'll make this perfectly clear
You say you work for us, but we're still livin in fear
I said 'Hey Officer!, What's that look in your eyes?', like you're gonna fuck us over with your hearsay and lies
Where's your evidence? Yeah where is the proof
you care about that CPR and not just the loot
I said 'Hey Officer, whatcha got to say?'
Well karma's a bitch and you'll get yours someday!

Where's the love?
Where's the respect?
You hold above,
your intellect?
There comes a place,
There comes a time,
Where you will pay,
for all your crimes

This ain't the way,
It's gotta be,
The way things are
With you and me
Just take your time
And get things straight
Just do what's right
Its not too late!

Policia! Policia! What's your excuse?
You say it's for safety, I say it's abuse!
I've heard em all! So don't feed me no lines!
Don't want no excuses, these numbers don't lie!

The stop rate for whites is nearly 6 times for black
Stop & Frisk! This is the impact!
What do you see when you look in my eyes?
A look of contempt, not a look of surprise!

Where's the love?
Where's the respect?
You hold above,
your intellect?
There comes a place,
There comes a time,
Where you will pay,
for all your crimes

This ain't the way,
It's gotta be,
The way things are
With you and me
Just take your time
And get things straight
Just do what's right
Its not too late!

Beat him Down!
Go to Town!
Don't mess around!
Read that boy the riot act,
So you can hear the sound of it!
Bones are breakin'
Community's shakin'
Call your army for the rich
And dress it up as politics...

No I'm not shocked but I'll say I'm dismayed...
Who stops the police, when police misbehave?
Time to shut it down! Time to call it quits!
Or it's a matter of time, til you get what you give!

Where's the love?
Where's the respect?
You hold above,
your intellect?
There comes a place,
There comes a time,
Where you will pay,
for all your crimes

This ain't the way,
It's gotta be,
The way things are
For you and me
Just take your time
And get things straight
Just do what's right
Its not too late!

You know it's not too late!

No!

Just show respect!
It's not too late!
Before it breaks!
Show respect!
It's not too late!
Before it breaks!
Show respect!
It's not too late!
Before it breaks down!

credits

from Hard Headed, released April 30, 2015
Music by The Pandemics
Lyrics by Chris Malone & Greg Steiner

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